The conference began Friday evening*, October 12th, with a Welcome Reception and Keynote presentation at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, located at 540 N Michigan Avenue, in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Conference attendees received their registration materials before being treated to a fun evening of networking with fellow animal advocates while enjoying plant-based appetizers and drinks.

All plenary sessions on Saturday, October 13th and concurrent sessions on Sunday, October 14th took place at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, in the Chicago Ballroom (located on the 5th floor). Breakfast was not provided, but coffee and tea was served before the sessions began and snacks were available during each break. A delicious, plant-based, catered lunch was served on Saturday and was included with your registration fee.

Sunday, October 14th was a half day, with concurrent sessions in either side of the Chicago Ballroom. Coffee, tea, and snacks were available again on Sunday and the conference concluded just after 12:45 p.m.

*Note: the Animal Legal Defense Fund hosted their second annual Student Convention on Friday, October 12th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. Law students registering for the Animal Law Conference were encouraged to come early to attend the Student Convention as well!